The ICD-10-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting address four specific circumstances when coders will report multiple procedures. Jennifer Avery, CCS, CPC-H, CPC, CPC-I, and Mark N. Dominesey, MBA, RN, CCDS, CDIP, HIT Pro-CP, explain the guidelines and how they differ from the current ICD-9-CM guidelines.
Coders will use an ICD-10-PCS table to build a code for a hip or knee replacement. As with any procedure, coders must first determine the root operation. Deborah Grider, CPC, CPC-I, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, CPCD, COBGC, CCS-P, CDIP, and Wanda L. Cidor, guide you through coding for these procedures.